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Vodafone and OXG invest in FTTH for Berlin

OXG Berlin

Michael Jungwirth, board member at Vodafone Germany; Franziska Giffey, Berlin’s Senator for Economic Affairs, Energy and Public Operations; and Stefan Rüter, Chief Commercial Officer of OXG Glasfaser (Credit: Vodafone | OXG | Daniel Hofer)

OXG Glasfaser, a joint venture between Vodafone and Altice in Germany, is expanding its FTTH network in Berlin.

The company plans to build fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections across the entire capital over the coming years for up to 900,000 households, with an investment volume of up to €1bn.

7 million new FTTH connections in Germany

Founded in March 2023, OXG aims to invest up to €7bn for 7 million new fibre optic connections throughout Germany. The Berlin expansion will begin with the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district. Vodafone is initially responsible for marketing the connections and providing services such as telephony, Internet and TV. Collaborations with other telecommunications companies will follow.

Franziska Giffey, Senator for Economic Affairs, Energy and Enterprises says: “We are working to make Berlin the number one innovation location in Europe. To achieve this, an excellent digital infrastructure is essential for our 2.2 million households and companies. We are already achieving top levels in gigabit and 5G coverage, but we also want to be at the forefront of nationwide fibre optic coverage. Last year we were able to double the fibre optic networks and achieve a coverage of 34%. We are working with our strategy partners to achieve 100% for Berlin by 2028. I am pleased that Vodafone and OXG belong to this group. With their commitment, they are sending a strong signal for Berlin as a location for innovation and, with their planned 900,000 fibre optic connections, are providing additional impetus on our path to becoming the gigabit capital."

Michael Jungwirth, member of the management board of Vodafone Germany adds: "Gigabit must not be a privilege for residents of densely populated inner cities. With the expansion measure announced today, we are setting an example for fast internet in the outskirts of Berlin. Thanks to our existing cable fibre optic network with more than 1.4 million Gigabit-capable landline connections and the upcoming FTTH expansion, we are bringing high-speed Internet to where it is needed - for the housing industry, for companies, homeowners and tenants. And in doing so provide strong impetus for growth, economic performance and prosperity.”

General Stefan Rüter, Chief Commercial Officer of OXG Glasfaser says: “OXG has set itself the goal of taking Germany a big step forward on the path to digitalisation. As a strategy partner of the state of Berlin, we are making up to 900,000 households in the capital future-proof with our fibre optic offensive and are investing up to one billion euros for high-performance internet coverage right into the home. The declaration of intent that has already been signed is the basis of our cooperation and symbolises our joint, partnership-based commitment to large-scale fibre optic expansion in Berlin. The special thing for owners and residents: The OXG fibre optic connection is free and we are expanding without reaching a pre-marketing quota."



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